The Table: Come for the food, stay for the people

Categories: News
Published on: November 23, 2015

Community Food Centres Canada / 17 November 2015

The Table - Young at Heart Cooking 2014 #1 (David Zimmerly)The connection between good food and good people permeates the air at The Table Community Food Centre in Perth, Ontario. With the winter months rolling in, The Table offers a warm, inviting atmosphere to grab a hot meal and meet a friend. Judy Dempsey, The Table’s Community Chef, often cooks warmer, richer, deeper-flavoured and heartier food in the wintertime for The Table’s three community meals a week, which get high and consistent numbers of diners throughout the winter. This high program engagement could be seen as surprising because Perth, as a small rural town, has no transit system, and is also relatively affluent. At the same time, it’s not surprising at all. People love The Table, and are willing to drive, ride-share, or walk for a healthy meal amongst their community.